Two Wolfe School Girls Banned From Wearing Confederate Flag

The Confederate battle flag was barred from one eastern Kentucky graduation.

Two girls graduating from Wolfe County Middle School weren't allowed to wear their caps decorated with the Confederate flag. Students were told they could decorate their caps, but the principal says the flag is too offensive.

14-year-old Desarae Adkins says she's heartbroken she couldn't wear her cap, and that she just likes the flag and doesn't want to offend anyone.


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  • by Anonymous Location: Martin on Jun 9, 2008 at 04:07 PM
    This is just crazy.It is a flag of our history just like the American flag.It's history not hate.These kids now a days have not grown up with slavery.So this is just crazy
  • by JAB Location: KY on Jun 9, 2008 at 11:50 AM
    This is outrageous!! All our rights are being taken a little at a time and just for the sake of "political correctness"..If people would read the actual history of the flag and not the propoganda we have come to take as the truth, then they would see the truth. These girls have every right to wear that flag if they want!!
  • by ironclad Location: Texas on Jun 8, 2008 at 12:46 PM
    What about the offence to these girls and the rights afforded to them? Just one more example of garuanteed rights being crapped on in the name of political correctness...
  • by ME Location: Hazard on Jun 8, 2008 at 12:24 PM
    That flag stands as a symbol for slavery. Say what you will, it is true!
  • by Discrimination on Jun 8, 2008 at 12:19 PM
    Oh here we go again "Discrimination!" That's all I hear, if the black people dont get their way its discrimination.... Well what about us white folks, soon a black guy will be president. And then life will change for us white people.
  • by Glenn Location: Knott Co. on Jun 8, 2008 at 12:11 PM
    The principal must be a total idiot. Not being allowed to wear the confederate flag is a violation of free speech. Thats why I fly the Kentucky Flag with the Confederate one under it. I will always fly the confederate flag. Let someone come and tell me to take it down. They will get a quick education.
  • by Bo Location: S.E. Ky. on Jun 8, 2008 at 08:08 AM
    Please everyone that can look at the website "usawakeup.org" if you are true American. You'll be amazed i promise!!
  • by Fred C Wilhite Location: Calhoun, KY. on Jun 8, 2008 at 06:16 AM
    This school system overstepped their authority by this action. Yes, something can be done, and should. E-mail me with contact info, a phone number and e-mail address. My address is fofoml@juno.com phone number 270-785-4594. Thanks
  • by Proud to be Redneck on Jun 8, 2008 at 12:59 AM
    Americans have the right to be rednecks if they want. If you choose not to have the right to choose, move to Africa with Obama. More power to the girls if they wanted to show off the Rebel flag.
  • by ME Location: campton on Jun 7, 2008 at 09:15 PM
    Wait a min i thought we had rights? what is the difference between that flag and the american flag? those girls should have had the right to wear the flag on their caps if they wanted to it is their right as american citizens isent it? I mean whats the use in sending our kids to school to learn about our rights if they are not going to honor theirs
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